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Crocodiles reported

Last updated 21 March 2019

All crocodile sightings other than problem crocodiles.

The department’s response to a report will be in accordance with the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan. The outcome of the department’s response will be stated in the table.

This table contains all reports of estuarine crocodiles other than problem crocodiles received by the department in this calendar month.

Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental response Zone Local government area
2019-203 21/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Endeavour River, Cooktown. Yuku Baja Rangers have undertaken a site assessment and deployed recent crocodile warning signs. There were no signs of a crocodile in the area during the assessment. Rangers have also conducted a spotlight assessment and observed no crocodiles in the area. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Cook Shire Council
2019-201 20/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Lower Cowley. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and provide CrocWise information. Zone E. General management zone Burke Shire Council
2019-198 20/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and installed recent crocodile warning signs. CrocWise education was provided to Marina management. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-200 20/03/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Marlin Marina, Cairns. No further action is required. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-199 20/03/2019 Crocodile reported at The Strand, Townsville. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and observed no crocodiles. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Townsville Regional Council
2019-197 19/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Moa Island. Crocodile is likely to be the same animal from sighting report 2019-127 which was declared a problem on 12/02/2019 and is targeted for removal from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-196 19/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Mulgrave River, Ross and Locke. Departmental Wildlife Officer to conduct a spotlight assessment when weather conditions improve. Zone E. General management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-195 19/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Jane Creek, Mackay. Area is well-known crocodile habitat. Recent crocodile warning signs to be installed at boat ramp. Permanent warning signs are in place but are not visible due to upgrades being made to the boat ramp. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-193 18/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Farrell Drive, Macknade. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-192 18/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Vipiana Drive, Tully Heads. Departmental Wildlife Officers have conducted a site assessment and have identified fresh slide marks. A further spotlight survey to be conducted when weather conditions improve. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-188 17/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Cardwell. Area is well-known crocodile habitat. Recent crocodile warning signs to be deployed at location. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-190 17/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and installed recent crocodile warning signs. CrocWise education was provided to Marina management. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-189 17/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and installed recent crocodile warning signs. CrocWise education was provided to Marina management. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-187 16/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Cannonvale Beach. Recent crocodile warning signs are already in place. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-185 15/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Yorkeys Knob, Cairns. SLSQ are aware of the animal. Recent crocodile warning signs are in place. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-183 15/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Shute Harbour. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-184 15/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Hammond Island, Torres Strait. Departmental Wildlife Officers to contact local rangers to conduct site assessment, deploy recent crocodile warning signs and provice CrocWise information to people using the wharf area. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-186 15/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River. Area is well-known crocodile habitat. Crocwise education was provided to the caller. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Rockhampton Regional Council
2019-182 15/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Horn Island Wharf. Departmental Wildlife Officers to contact local officers to conduct site assessment and deploy recent crocodile warning signs. Zone E. General management zone Torres Shire Council
2019-180 14/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Cowel Creek, Injinoo. Animal displayed natural crocodilian behaviour in well-known crocodile habitat. Departmental Wildlife Officers to contact local rangers to conduct site assessment and deploy recent crocodile warning signs. Zone E. General management zone Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
2019-179 13/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Moa Island. Crocodile is likely to be the same animal from sighting report 2019-127 which was declared a problem on 12/02/2019 and is targeted for removal from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-178 12/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Endeavour River, Cooktown. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Cook Shire Council
2019-177 11/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Mackay Marina. Crocodile is under 2m and no concerning behaviour reported. No further action. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-176 11/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Pioneer River, Mackay. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-174 10/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Mackay Marina. Crocodile is under 2m and no concerning behaviour reported. No further action. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-172 8/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Seaforth swimming enclosure. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted two site assessments and observed no crocodiles. Recent crocodile warning signs were installed at the location. No further action required. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-173 8/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Newell Beach Boat Ramp. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment. Zone C. Targeted management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-171 7/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Cassowary Road Creek, Shannonvale. This was a second-hand report. Departmental Wildlife Officers provided CrocWise information to the caller. Officers to seek further information from first-hand witness. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-169 7/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Cannonvale Beach, Whitsundays. Recent crocodile warning signs are in place at location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-168 4/03/2019 Crocodile reported at Tassal Prawn Farm, Gregory River. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a daytime site visit and a spotlight site assessment and no crocodiles were observed. Recent Crocodile Warning Signs were provided to Management, as well as CrocWise education. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-167 2/03/2019 Crocodile reported at The Strand, Townsville. Crocodile is likely to be moving through the area. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Townsville Regional Council
2019-165 1/03/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Meunga Creek, Cardwell. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a compliance investigation. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-164 1/03/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Hinchinbrook Channel. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a compliance investigation. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-163 2/03/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Cardwell area. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Archived crocodiles reported

Last updated
21 March 2019